13 Frugal Habits of the Super Rich and Famous

For the Cleveland native, who struggled financially early on in her acting career after moving to New York City, being budget-conscious is second nature. Living in an area with such a high cost of living while working minimum-wage jobs, helped Berry to realize the importance of not overspending — and that has stuck with her all these years later.

In a 2008 interview with the Daily Record[27], the actress said: “I am not someone who has to have 10 cars and lots of diamonds. … I am pretty frugal. I save a lot, because I am always worried about when this trip is going to end.”

 

  • Age: 38
    Estimated net worth: $20 million[28]

    How she struck it rich: Hollywood actress

    Frugal habit: Spent only $142 on her wedding, shops with coupons

After six years of dating fellow actor Dax Shepard, Bell and Shepard married in 2013. In a TV interview with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres[29] the following year, the actress shared that they chose to wait until after the Defense of Marriage Act, which had previously made same-sex marriage illegal, was overturned before they wed. In honor of everyone being afforded the right to marry whomever they choose, the pair headed to their local courthouse in Beverly Hills and said “I do.” The entire affair cost the couple less than $200 (see pictures of their big day[30]). That expense covered their legal fees for the ceremony, the gas used to fill up their car to drive to the courthouse, as well as the songs they purchased online for their wedding day music playlist, Bell told DeGeneres.

Last year, the national average cost of a wedding (sans a honeymoon) totaled $33,931, according to TheKnot.com. What Bell and Shepard paid for their trip to City Hall to become husband and wife is pennies compared to that amount.

Bell’s frugal ways crossover to her everyday spending, too. In 2012, the actress appeared on late night talk show “Conan”[31] where she revealed that she does most of her shopping with coupons and has an affinity for Bed, Bath & Beyond.

 

  • Age: 39
  • Estimated net worth: $4 million[32]
  • How she struck it rich: Comedienne, Hollywood actress and author
  • Frugal habit: Uses Groupons

In 2017, Haddish appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”[33] and shared a hilarious tale of how while filming a movie in New Orleans with fellow actress Jada Pinkett Smith, she treated her and her husband Will Smith to a local swamp tour using a $66 Groupon she purchased. Haddish, who was relatively new in her stardom at the time, even picked up the pair en route to the excursion using a $20-a-day rental car. The interview went viral and caught the attention of Groupon execs who would go on to make Haddish a spokesperson for the coupon deal site.

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